Daily Archives: May 15, 2020

Turkey and EU ties on 70th year of Europe Day

Turkey and EU ties on 70th year of Europe Day Today, the European Union is set to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration which created the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) with the participation of France, West … Continue reading

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Turkey’s priority must be democracy, says main opposition CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu

Today’s priority of all right and left-wing political parties should be bringing democracy to Turkey, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said, stressing his cooperation with pro-democracy parties will continue to this end. from Hürriyet … Continue reading

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CHP leader urges Erdoğan to remove defense minister from duty ‘if a coup is suspected’

Duvar English HDP questions why Defense Minister Akar is silent on coup speculations Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has urged President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to remove Defense Minister Hulusi Akar from duty if a coup is … Continue reading

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Turkish opposition asks why shopping malls are reopened while parliament stays shut

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Future Party have slammed the government for prioritizing the reopening of shopping malls, while the parliament still stays shut. Turkish parliament closes for six weeks amid virus threat “The [Health … Continue reading

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Main opposition CHP ‘only party that increased votes since last elections’ in Turkey

Duvar English Turkish gov’t ‘may go to snap polls to prevent further loss of votes’ The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is the only party that managed to increase its votes since the June 24, 2018 general elections, a … Continue reading

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Erdoğan sees CHP’s criticism of gov’t as ‘insidious plot’ targeting Turkey

Duvar English President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has likened the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)’s criticism of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to “insidious plots” targeting Turkey. Main opposition CHP ‘only party that increased votes since last elections’ … Continue reading

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ECHR rejects Turkey’s appeal over ruling on Osman Kavala

Duvar English The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has rejected an appeal by the Turkish government over the court’s decision on influential businessman, philanthropist and civil society activist Osman Kavala. Kavala was jailed in November of 2017 related to … Continue reading

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MEPs demand Greek-Turkey border shooting probe

Some 100 MEPs have signed a letter demanding the European Commission investigate the shootings that took place along the Greek-Turkey border earlier this year, when migrants and asylum seekers rushed to cross into Greece. The letter cites a reconstruction of … Continue reading

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CHP proposes to allow youth out on May 19 national day

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has proposed the government to suspend the curfew for those aged between 15 and 20 on May 19 National Youth and Sports Day. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2Z00uMU via HDN

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CHP spokesperson Öztrak criticized dismissal of HDP mayors

CHP spokesperson Öztrak criticized dismissal of HDP mayors and appointment of trustees in their stead, “whoever comes through elections, should leave through elections. It is wrong to dismiss someone without a court order, only after someone decides on their fate.” … Continue reading

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Interior ministry allows 27 investigations to be launched into İmamoğlu

Duvar English AKP members trim Istanbul Municipality’s resources despite coronavirus pandemic Turkish Interior Ministry has allowed a total of 27 investigations to be launched into Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu over a number of allegations belonging to his term as a … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Disinfection industry booms in Turkey – CGTN

Coronavirus Pandemic: Disinfection industry booms in Turkey Many businesses in Turkey have taken a hit due to COVID-19. Shopping malls and restaurants are closed, and factories are shut down. But one industry is flourishing – disinfection services. CGTN’s Michal Bardavid reports. … Continue reading

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Turkey Faces Currency Crisis As COVID-19 Strains Economy : NPR

Turkey Faces Currency Crisis As COVID-19 Strains EconomyPETER KENYON LISTEN· 2:442-Minute Listen In Turkey, the government is touting its donations of medical supplies abroad even though coronavirus is taking a steep toll in Turkey and the economy is on the … Continue reading

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Gov’t accelerates work to transfer CHP’s shares in lender İş Bankası to Treasury

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has demanded the urgent transfer of the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) shares in the lender İş Bankası to the Treasury during a recent meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), daily Hürriyet … Continue reading

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Kılıçdaroğlu says several CHP MPs can quit and join DEVA, Future parties to secure their run in elections

Duvar English Main opposition CHP ‘only party that increased votes since last elections’ in Turkey Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that a number of CHP lawmakers can quit and join the Democracy and Progress … Continue reading

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Ankara mayor files lawsuit against former mayor for mismanaging municipality’s resources

Duvar English Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş has filed a lawsuit against Melih Gökçek, the former mayor of the city, on the grounds that he used the money allocated for the renewal of a waste water treatment facility for other purposes. … Continue reading

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Six HDP co-mayors removed from duty in southeastern Turkey, eastern province mayor detained

Duvar English Turkey’s Interior Ministry removed six co-mayors from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) May 15 in the southeastern province of Siirt, and detained the mayor of the eastern town of Iğdır. The two co-mayors of the city of … Continue reading

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ANKARA, ISTANBUL MAYORS BATTLE IN CITY COUNCIL

Opposing the government’s efforts to curb the activities of opposition mayors in the fight against the coronavirus, the CHP mayors of Ankara and Istanbul continued their efforts to reach those suffering from the economic impacts of the pandemic. On May … Continue reading

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MAIN OPPOSITION LEADER, CHP PRESIDENT KILIÇDAROĞLU: ‘GOVERNMENT CAN’T ACTIVATE S-400’S’KILICDAROGLU: ‘GOVERNMENT CAN’T ACTIVATE S-400’S’

Turkey’s government has failed to activate its S-400 missile system due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, according to CHP Chair Kemal Kilicdaroglu.  “Turkey will have the most expensive and modern junk metal at 2.5 billion dollars,” said Kilicdaroglu … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS HEAT ON ‘COUP-PLOTTING’ CHP FIGURES

The government continued its accusations and tactics of intimidation against CHP Group Deputy Chair Ozgur Ozel and Istanbul Chair Canan Kaftancioglu this week, alleging their involvement in a coup plot, prompting columnist Yildiray Ugur to note that “the rulers have been facing … Continue reading

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